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Choosing Managerial Candidates for the Foreign Assignment

Review the case study "Tel-Comm-Tek" at the end of Chapter 20 in the textbook.

What individual characteristics and qualifications should the company consider when choosing managerial candidates for the foreign assignment?

Offer some suggestions when it comes to selecting employees for foreign positions.

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Since I do not have the list of candidates (indicated in your question posting) or your textbook, I can offer you some suggestions when it comes to selecting employees for foreign positions. There is one reference for these suggestions. It is listed below.

Often times, candidates are selected by line managers because of the candidates' technical expertise. Because of this, expatriates rarely do not fail because they "cannot do the job". The definitive elements that cause expatriates to fail are family obligations and problems, personal issues and ignorance of the host country's cultural norms and customs.

4 Expatriate Selection Criteria

ONE: Self-Orientation: Expatriates with high self-esteem, self-confidence and mental health have an increased ...

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The solution discusses the characteristics and qualifications the company should consider when choosing managerial candidates for the foreign assignment.

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